Appetizers and Party food

Janet Jankowski's Party Kielbasa - Easy and everyone loves it - Laurie and Randy
Hot 7-layer dip
-This warm variation of the popular 7-Layer Dip will have your guests asking for more.
Fun Summer Dip
has apricots, pineapple and horseradish! - submitted by Kristene

Main Dishes

French Meat Pie - Michelle F. - my version combines beef, pork, mashed potatoes, onion, spices
Rose's Meat Loaf - Weight Watcher version - awesome and filling


Snickers Cheesecake - Kristina J.
Chocolate Frangelico-Fondue
- Kristina J.
Irish Soda Bread
- Laurie G.
Blizzard Mix - Michelle F.
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnaps
- Laurie G.
Pumpkin Zucchini Bread
Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

No cook peanut butter fudge - weight
7 Layer cookies -
7 layers MUST be good! - Cheryl B.
Eggnog Cookies - Laurie

Maple Pecan Pie - Ole Woodsman

Corn Bread - Ole Woodsman

Snickers Cheesecake

2/3 cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs (about 5 cookie sheets)
Cooking spray
2 cups fat-free cottage cheese
1 (8-ounce) tub light cream cheese
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1/4 cup fat-free caramel sundae syrup, divided
2 (2.07-ounce) chocolate-coated caramel-peanut nougat bars (such as Snickers),Êchopped and divided


Preheat oven to 300 degrees

Sprinkle crumbs into bottom and halfway up sides of a 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray.

Combine cheeses in a food processor; process 2 minutes or until smooth. Add brown sugar and next 6 ingredients (brown sugar through egg whites); process just until blended. Pour half of batter into prepared pan. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons syrup; sprinkle with half of chopped candy bar. Pour remaining batter into pan; drizzle with 2 tablespoons syrup. Bake at 300 degrees for 50 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining chopped candy bar; bake 10 minutes or until almost set. Turn oven off; let cheesecake stand for 1 hour in oven with door closed. Remove cheesecake from oven; cool to room temperature. Cover and chill at least 8 hours.


12 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)

Party Kielbasa

Preheat the oven to broil-

3 links of Hillshire Farms Polish Kielbasa
1 jar apple jelly
1 bottle Kraft honey barbeque sauce

Brown 3 links of Hillshire Farms Polish Kielbasa- cut into bite size pieces- put in a deep dish pan (I use my broiler pan)-add one jar of apple jelly, one bottle Kraft honey barbeque sauce- cover tightly with foil and bake one hour in a 350¼ oven (don't peek). We take it to parties in our crock pot but it doesn't last long- better if eaten the next day.

Laurie Guptill and Randy Struckus

Chocolate-Frangelico Fondue Ingredients
1/3 cup half-and-half
1/4 cup fat-free milk
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons Frangelico (hazelnut-flavored liqueur)
2 tablespoons dark corn syrup
4 cups (1-inch) cubed angel food cake (about 3 ounces)
2 cups sliced banana
2 cups quartered small strawberries

Combine the first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan; cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes or until smooth, stirring constantly. Stir in the sugar, water, liqueur, and syrup. Cook for 10 minutes or until the mixture is smooth, stirring constantly. Pour into a fondue pot. Keep warm over low flame. Serve with cake, banana, and strawberries.

servings | 12
estimated POINTS per serving: 3
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup light corn syrup
3/4 Cup non-fat dry milk
3/4 Cup sifted powdered sugar

In large bowl mix peanut butter and syrup. Add dry milk and powdered sugar. Stir well. Can be mixed with hands. Put on board and knead until smooth and shiny. Shape into a square about 1 inch thick. Chill. Cut into squares.

Michelle's French Meat Pie

3 pounds of lean beef
3 pounds of lean pork
Potatoes - 4 pounds
1 onion
pie crust
spices: Allspice, Cinnamon, Cloves, Salt, Pepper

Mix the beef and pork together very well. Brown and drain off all the juice. For a more moist mixture, you can retain some of the juice and put back into mixture.

Potatoes - peel, cut, and boil. Mash them with low fat milk. Chop and peel the onion. Saute till cooked. Mix all together, add spices to taste. Start with 1/2 teaspoon of each and add based on your taste. Add mixture to pie crusts and bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Serve with ketchup..

7 Layer Cookies - easy to make and addictive


4 Tbsp butter (1/2 stick)
1 1/2 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 1/2 Cups Shredded Coconut
1 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Butterscotch Chips
1 Can (14oz) Borden's Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 CupÊ Chopped Nuts (I use walnuts)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Melt butter and pour into 9x13 baking dish. Distribute graham cracker crumbs over melted butter and pat down. Spread coconut. Combine chocolate and butterscotch chips and sprinkle over coconut. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over mixture then spread chopped nuts. Bake in 325 degree oven for 25-30 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting. Enjoy!

Hot 7-Layer Dip

This warm variation of the popular 7-Layer Dip will have your guests asking for more. Be prepared to

1 (16-ounce) can ORTEGA¨ Refried Beans
1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, drained
1 (1.25-ounce) package ORTEGA¨ Taco Seasoning Mix
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup ORTEGA Salsa - Homestyle Recipe (Mild), any variety
1 (4-ounce) can ORTEGA¨ Diced Green Chiles
2 to 3 tablespoons ORTEGA¨ Diced Jalape–os
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 large green onions, sliced
1 package tortilla chips

ÊPREHEAT oven to 375¡ F.
ÊCOMBINE refried beans, black beans and seasoning mix in medium bowl. Spread bean mixture in ungreased 8-inch-square baking dish.
ÊSPREAD sour cream over bean mixture. Top with salsa, chiles, jalape–os and cheese; cover.
ÊBAKE for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and dip is bubbly. Garnish with green onions. Serve with chips.
ÊMakes 10 servings.

Irish Soda Bread

Here's my mother's irish soda bread recipe-it's very different from traditional soda bread- it is richer and sweeter and great with a cup of tea- the smell of it baking reminds me of my mom- I double the recipe and make 2 at a time- it makes a great gift!

1 1/2 cups buttermilk
2 T butter, melted
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups golden raisins
3 c. all purpose flour
2/3 c. sugar
1 T. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt

preheat oven to 350¼
grease loaf pan (I use a glass one)-combine buttermilk, butter, egg in medium bowl combine dry ingredients in large bowl and toss with 2 forks for about a minute add buttermilk mixture and raisins and mix until combined. spoon into prepared pan and bake 50-55 minutes- it should make a hollow sound when tapped. cool, turn loaf out on wire rack to cool completely. Makes 1 loaf

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